This recipe is not only incredible delicious, it also is beautiful. If you have a special occasion that you want to create a flavorful dessert that surprises the crowd with beauty, then try making these sweet treats. This recipe combines sweet and tangy fruits with a rich and creamy coconut cookie. How could you say no to that? Why not pick up the ingredients this week so you can make these decadent desserts for your next special occasion.
- 300 grams flour
- 100 grams grated coconut
- 100 grams superfine sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 egg yolks
- 200 grams softened butter (cut into small pieces)
- 1/2 mango (ripe, peeled and cut into small cubes)
- 150 grams strawberries (halved)
- 200 milliliters orange juice
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 sprig fresh mint (chopped finely)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In large bowl, whisk together flour, coconut, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Make a well in center of flour mixture, and pour in egg yolks and butter. Mix together with your fingertips and knead into a ball.
- (Or, if using stand mixer: add all cookie ingredients to bowl. With the paddle attachment, mix on medium speed until dough forms a ball and no longer sticks to the side of the bowl.)
- Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Once chilled, separate dough into 2 or 3 manageable pieces, kneading each separately.
- On a floured surface, roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thick.
- Cut into shapes with cookie cutters, using flour occasionally to prevent sticking, and place 1 inch apart on lined baking sheet.
- With a thin knife, cut from the edge to the center of each cookie, creating enough space to fit over the edge of the serving cup,
- Bake 10 to 15 minutes in preheated oven.
- Remove and transfer to wire cooling rack.
- For minestrone:
- Combine chopped mango and strawberries into a bowl.
- Heat orange juice and sugar in a small saucepan and boil gently for 5-10 minutes. Mixture should be slightly syrupy.
- Remove from heat.
- Add chopped mint, and allow to cool.
- Pour syrup over fruit and let cool completely.
- Divide the minestrone in small cups and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Serve with a coconut cookie resting on the edge of each cup.